A Thin Line

by Blueskank

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Alberto Girondo El mejor reggae que he escuchado en mucho tiempo. Favorite track: Warriors.
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1.
I´m fed up of hearing them guilty, do you know them? The way you accuse you could be so… We ain´t so poor nor victims. Who do you wait for, someone to do the dirty work? What would you leave aside? You wear cuffs, you wear chains… rest and freedom exchange, freedom exchange. Everyone´s hands look dirty, who denies? Who would be free to cast a stone? What is the price for your grace, who replies? None is the answer you should know. When the path divides lose your cuffs, lose your chains future is never for sale! Wanted! Perpetuation! Reward? Self fidelity. When the path divides lose your cuffs, lose your chains future is never for sale! Future´s not for sale… Love is never for sale… Loyalty not for sale… Friendship never for sale. Never for sale never, never…
2.
Remember as a child in the playground, when other kids wouldn´t share them toys with you. You didn´t feel lonely, you were nice on your own, nice on your own. You used to fly to distant times and places where the rules were upside down. You used to climb onto the highest trees where you´d waste hours counting stars. You are a kid no more but anything seems to have become better. You´re feet still don´t touch the floor, you wonder why nobody joins you up there, I´m gonna tell you. You´re living in a bubble. It´s a matter of fear. They refuse what they don´t know. The word was different before, now it´s “weird”. Your look is out of fashion. Your ways are out of fashion. Your style is out of fashion… but someday you will find someone with a couple of wings like you. Out of fashion… Remember your, way. Yes, yes remember your style. So take a look around the world and see, many, many, many ways, so here we come . ´Cause you don´t know about business lunch, you don´t know ´bout the heart attack due to lack of bucks no. This´ a greek comedy play, you can´t fake but control and direct step by step. You´re living in a bubble. It´s a matter of fear. They refuse what they don´t know. The word was different before, now it´s Mr. J who says… Take a look around the world and you really, really find no different at all now. Yes, we´re talking ´bout the same thing, the little peculiarities that means authenticity yeah. Even if you dress like a star, even if you dress like a homeless, feel good confident with yourself as we´re playing in a thin line style… Out of fashion, you look so nice and I like your way. Yes you will find someone to love now… You will find… Your way, your style… is out of fashion… Someone to love…
3.
04:04
Boredom in the kingdom of those Who chose being safe livin´ in blue. ´Cause if you close your eyes it´s easier but never comes to be solved, the hard we find defines what we are made of. Time to move on through wisecrack crisis… Boredom in the kingdom of those livin´ in blue. We belong to a time when a chance is the choice to be warriors. Yes, we could limp but we could be lions, not the conquerors they are. We could be kings and queens, never emperors as them… Wake up warriors, wake up up Wake up all the warriors. Now, when the artist is gone and the teacher abused, when the doctors refuse who remains to help me and you. Just look, where you stand you belong, like the woods and the stones, like the culture you grew with and then you forgot… Set free your strength, quit indolence. Fall and stand up again you got a chance to play… We belong to a time when a chance is the choice to be warriors. Yes, we could limp, we could be lions, not the conquerors they are. We could be kings and queens, never emperors as them… Wake up warriors, wake up up Wake up all the warriors. It could be worse, but there´s no excuse I don´t find a reason to refuse. Confusing duties and rights derives into figths, lullabies… Morphine for your mind… you´re fallin´ asleep… nightmares in daytime. Wake up all the warriors, wake up up… Wake up, get up, like a warrior.
4.
Mouth full of empty words, minds filled with hope. We could reveal tomorrow, tomorrow will not come… Day after day, after day. Mouth full of empty words vanished when the wind blows. Good vibrations, good intentions… sometime´s not enough… Day after day, after day. Know my name, know my will so then we can start to build. Know my name, know oh oh Know my name, know my will so then we can start to build. A man just belongs to his own thoughts, belongs to his own thoughts. As long as we look for an enemy We won´t find it… Why so many people, them claimin´ for rights, but the shape hides the depth of a big sacrifice. Know my name, know my will so then we can start to build. Know my name, know oh oh Know my name, know my will so then we can start to build. Know my name, know my will but never try to prejudge me… Know my name and know my will. Try to get to know me as I do. Day after day, the same thing´s going on…
5.
03:34
On the right some deaf, some blind. On the left side some rage, much fight. Where´s the captain to command? Show respectness to the crew. If you want to keep the boat, music´s gonna sink with you. Water´s boiling since too long, don´t you see? Changes are about to become, ´bout to become. I´d rather be alone sometimes but I can´t quit from what I love, form what I love… There is no way to keep people away from their hopes. What has been watered shall come as what was dried is done. Feel it, feel it, it started in my toes. Feel it, feel it. Grabbing sand, the more you squeeze more it drops. Further inside, think if we miss what will be lost? Water´s boiling since too long, don´t you see? Changes are about to become, ´bout to become. I´d rather be alone sometimes but I can´t quit from what I love, from who I love… There is no way to keep people away from their hopes. What has been watered shall come as what was dried is done. Feel it, feel it, it started in my toes. Feel it, feel it… It comes from the inside…
6.
03:44
What a lovely girl in such a lovely day. She is so lovely that sometimes I wonder if it´s true. Refusing is hopeless, you come and I melt and drop into you… Baby, baby, I can´t fool myself about you. Why would I do? And if you cried, I´ll be the river that swings your tears. And if you smile, I´ll try to show you how deep is the sea. Dive in the blue. She is so lovely, that lights up my heart, feels like a kid. Never been stolen by such a girl with such sweet lips… Baby, baby, I can´t fool myself as I did… Why would I do? And if you cried, I´ll be the river that swings your tears. And if you smile, I´ll try to show you how deep is the sea. If you need my breath to reach… Oh tell me babe, tell me please… if this ain´t love, what is it? If you cried, I´ll be the river that swings your tears. And if you smile, I´ll try to show you how deep is the sea. If you need my breath to reach, and if you ever need my eyes to see I will take care of you, I will take… This could last forever, everlasting love. If you let me be yours…
7.
06:27
From the highest mountain I´ve ever been to, Nothin´ but wind and silence. You find yourself, you think about this stressing life in a mad, mad world… From the top we all look like creeping crawls struggling for material stuff we don´t even need. I cry, I cry… bellies full of ego… Echo reminds me how small I am, how small. Hopeless, madness comin´ to me… Mad World… isn´t me. To me, tome, tome… Plastic smiley faces, sleeves hiding aces, businessmen dealing with peace making a toast for them virtual reality… Freezing pictures of life shot to me time after time, day after day frightened breaking bonds and bonds as silky thread… Hopeless, madness comin´ to me… Mad World… isn´t me. To me, tome, tome… They play the starring role… We are just a puppet crew… There is a human virus, It spreads fast as flue oh yes… Hopeless, madness comin´ to me… Mad World… isn´t me. To me, tome, tome… Madness, madness, madness… Yeah we´re living in a mad world. Full of hypocrisy. Can you see, can you see no? Oh Oh..
8.
The earth is movin´… the pillars are shakin´… We trust in the roof, but the pillars are shakin´. Them got as many faces as we see upon the water. Bring them together, the truth is waiting. It´s papa nation, and population, shields them use to be on top, set us to odds so we can´t choose that we don´t want them. Divide and conquer, we don´t, we don´t… Divide and conquer, conquer. Go on fakin´coolin´… it ain´t last forever. We´ve run out of chance for you men, it´s time to collect your weapons, collect your weapons, collect… Whatever comes them block, whatever goes them stroke, we got big deal but we are blind… got big deal but we are blind… Divide and conquer, Divide and conquer. We don´t want them… divide and conquer…
9.
03:26
It´s been a long time callin´ on hell´s door. Knock, knock on hell´s door. And from that time many more hands join a massive knock on the devil´s door. Knock, Knock, Knock… Callin´! You expect for help but you´re callin´ me fool. Now that you can´t fix a big mess you feel stressed… do what you got to do! Knock, Knock, Knock… Callin´! Knock, Knock, Knock… Callin´! Knock, Knock, on hell´s door. So much knocking will open the door. Knock, Knock, on hell´s door. As long as we keep knocking we get closer to fall. Evil´s not in the Devil, everyone´s got a duty too Evil´s not in a person, everyone´s got a duty too… Knock, Knock, Knock… Callin´! Knock, Knock, Knock… Callin´! Everyone´s got a duty too.
10.
04:07
No one can tie me, no one can bound us hands and feet. Voices would rise again, claiming for equality. It´s hard to conceive life without justice. Such an unfair penalty dumps me into purgatory. Gentle lawyers, flippant judges laying out guilt, blast on fire. We ain´t worthy living like this… People deserve A better fate to believe. Trying to survive is the sin I commit… Don´t worry! Easily as you blame we forgive. Don´t worry! All them tricks I bet won´t succeed. Don´t worry! Easily as you blame we forgive… Cheaters! Don´t disturb my dream. Many kids grown alone, parents workin´ ´till dawn, elders kicked out from home… Oh, the jury has it in count? Why so many people who hurt others them loveless are released everyday, everywhere? Monsters play monster´s game. People deserve better fate to believe. Trying to survive is the sin I commit… Don´t worry! Easily as you blame we forgive. Don´t worry! All them tricks I bet won´t succeed. Don´t worry! Easily as you blame we forgive… Cheaters! Don´t disturb my dream. All them cheaters go away…

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released June 19, 2014

Blueskank:
Miguel Valenciano - guitar and vocals
Javier Ochoa - guitar and backing vocals
Nicolás Navarro - percussion and backing vocals
Rodrigo Díaz "Niño" - drums and percussion
Pablo Cano - bass
Rubén G.Motos - piano and keyboards

Featuring:
Eduardo Martínez - guitar
Javibi M. Boix - guitar
Antonio Monedero - percussion
Juan Tomás Martínez & Paddy Cassidy - percussion

Recorded at Rat Rabbit Studio (Madrid) by Rodrígo Díaz, Collage Estudio (Toledo) by Rubén G.Motos and Studio Earth Remote Recording (EEUU) by Jim Newhouser.

Mixed at Collage Estudio by Rubén G.Motos and Blueskank
Master at Rollower Studios (London) by Óscar Pablos,
Edited by Youkali Music
Art by Arkaitz del Río
Logo by Víctor Castro
Photo by Raúl Santano

Special Support:
Producciones Psicotrónicas, LaFamille & Organic Roots.

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Blueskank es un centro de operaciones donde el roots reggae se ve salpicado de soul, jazz y afrobeat, dando lugar a una nueva manera de entender la música negra.

Blueskank is an original mixture of roots reggae, soul, jazz and afrobeat which brings a new way to experiment what black music is.
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